Ken was born Nov. 19, 1943, to Marvin and Mildred Dohse. After graduating he attended Kirksville College in Missouri for 2 years. Then he entered the Army and served in Vietnam. After the Army he went to Cal State Dominguez Hills to get his accounting degree. He went to work for Coca-Cola until retirement.

Ken married Alice Abe in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter, Bree (Scott) Fricke; granddaughter Ella; a sister, Marlene Wilson; and six nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Arlene and Phyllis.